Battlefield Tours

There is no better way for students to develop a personal connection to the First World War than through visiting the former battlefields 100 year on. Sign up today and join one of our FREE tours in 2019 and be part of the national commemoration of the First World War. 

"Quite literally the best educational trip I've been on."

Watch our film, or read our teacher testimonials to see why you should be involved in this unique programme.

On our tours the students will have the opportunity to interact with a variety of different historic sites including battlefields, memorials, cemeteries and museums, participate in remembrance ceremonies, and record, reflect and share their own experiences.

We also offer a number of English Literature and the First World War tours to schools, which are designed to support those teaching or studying English.

“Wow! What an amazing trip from start to finish. The organisation of the trip was impeccable with every minute accounted for with engaging & thought-provoking activities for both teacher & students alike.”

Sign up for one of our FREE battlefield tours, plan your visit, and get ideas for your Legacy 110 post visit commemorative project.

About the tours

One teacher and up to four students from every state funded secondary school in England
are able to book onto one of our FREE battlefield tours to the Western Front.

All our tours will be accompanied by one of our UCL National Education Co-ordinators as well as an experienced battlefield guide accredited by the Guild of Battlefield Guides.

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to be part of the national commemorations of the First World War Centenary, and register your interest today. We will then be in contact to advise you when the next regional tour becomes available.

Our itineraries are designed to build on classroom learning and to provide opportunities for students to actively pursue meaningful historical enquiries, or look in far greater depth at the literature of the war. Each tour will be tailored to enable you to visit sites that relate to your region or locality, and where possible, individually researched graves.

Click on the School Registration Map to see which other schools in your local areas have registered for the First World War Centenary Battlefield Tours Programme.

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